Musician Dave Landeo will be having a CD Release Party for his latest album “Parris Island – The Rock Opera” on Friday January 27, 2017 at the newly opened Wild Wing Café (71 Wilson Ave, Johnson City, TN 37604) from 9pm to midnight.
The studio recording is Landeo’s first concept album. It documents the journey a recruit goes through during Marine Corps boot camp.
History: “In the early 80’s I joined the United States Marine Corps….mostly because it was summer break from college and I was looking for something exciting to do as a ‘summer job’ that year. Several years after completing my Reserve obligation in the Corps and graduating college I became a full-time musician. Preparing for a performance for a Toys for Tots (the Marine Corps Reserve philanthropy) benefit in Knoxville in 1997 I came upon the idea of creating 4 songs that revolved around the boot camp experience. Those songs sat in my archives for several years until later in 2005 I decided to complete the project and wrote a total of 17 songs (each tapping into the individual phases of training). I imaged it to be recorded and performed in the vein of The Who’s “Tommy” but with it’s own originality. Fast forward to 2016, and with the persuasion of my musician friends, I completed the project with sessions between Knoxville (at Lakeside Studios) and my home of Charleston, South Carolina. It is now complete and the experience is ready to be shared.”
The Release Party will debut selections from the album…which will be available on CD and downloadable cards. The show will include select party covers and other originals from previous albums.
Studio: The Knoxville Musicians on the album include: Dave Landeo-composer/producer/vocals/guitars, Vince Ilagan-bass, Vic Ilagan-drums, Joe Thompson-saxophone, Julius Blue-keyboards, Jaystorm-vocals,
Doug Shock-vocals, Reggie Coleman-vocals, Travis Wyrick-guitars, Andy Wood-guitars. Most will be performing at the Release Party on Jan. 27th.